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synaptic - graphical management of software packages
Synaptic is a frontend for the apt package managent system.
It allows you to perform all actions of the command line tool
apt-get in a graphical environemnt. This includes installing,
upgrading, downgrading and removing of single packages or
even upgrading your whole system.
A manual with detailed instructions can be found in the help
menu of Synaptic.
Synaptic accepts all of the standard Gtk+ toolkit command line
options as well as the following:
specify an alternative filter settings file
apply the filter with number int at startup
set an internal option (experts only)
Synaptic was originally developed by Alfredo K. Kojima
<firstname.lastname@example.org>. His last official release was 0.16. Michael
Vogt <email@example.com> took over his CVS version, that already included a
nearly complete port to Gtk+. Michael completed the port and added new
features. See the NEWS file for the user visible changes from
that point on. Conectiva is still involved in the development of
synaptic. Gustavo Niemeyer <firstname.lastname@example.org> is doing a
great deal of work.